Interactive Time With God

Many people have heard of a “quiet time” with God. I prefer an Interactive Time With God! For years, I struggled to sit quietly with my bible, trying to tune out the distractions. Believe me, there were lots of distractions. *Maybe I should call my friend who just got out…

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Grieving my 30th Anniversary

Today I woke up grieving. It’s our 30th wedding anniversary, and our married life has been extremely difficult. I know anyone who’s been married more than a few months agrees that marriage is hard. Most people are talking about the usual: ~Men are different than women-Mars and Venus stuff ~Life…

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Life After Trauma

We had family over for Memorial Day. So what? Lots of people do this very thing. For survivors of trauma, it’s a big deal. For many people, large groups trigger big feelings. Memorial Day can trigger memories of loss and grief, trauma and craziness. Families trigger feelings of anxiety, depression,…

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Tears Of Strength

“Just because I’m crying, do not think of me as weak.” The words sobbed out of my throat last night. I cry when I’m happy, sad, scared, hurt, and sometimes just because there’s a touching commercial (thanks Kleenex and Budweiser). I’m a crier. Sometimes I feel embarrassed at how freely…

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What To Do With Enormous Pain

When emotional, psychological, relational, physical, or spiritual pain lasts for an extended period of time, what choices do you have? I’ve discovered people tend to do 1 of 3 things: Medicate Numb Feel Each of these choices comes with side effects. Medicate. People medicate in all sorts of…

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When You Can’t Quite Get It Together

  Do you ever think “everyone else seems to have their lives together? “ What’s wrong with me? Why do others have happier families, better marriages, kids who love them, careers they enjoy, better health, and more money? It’s not just Facebook, it’s everywhere. -Pictures of happy couples welcoming their new…

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Colorado Life Coach: Me Too!

I just returned home from the Refresh Conference for Foster and Adoptive Parents in Redmond, WA. It was amazing! Unlike anything I’ve ever seen, this conference tackled the topics needed by parents of kids from hard places. I don’t have connections to the adoption community in WA, but was contacted…

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5 Amazing Prayer Hacks

God is amazing! Prayer is powerful! If both of these statements are true, why have I felt so powerless when it comes to prayer? Sometimes I get overwhelmed with the number of suffering people I want to pray for. There world is a mess! My friend’s husband just had surgery…

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